What exercises would help an elderly woman who has lost most of her strength and cannot walk alone?

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I went to a class once where the elderly did exercises sitting in a chair. They started at their feet, just moving them side to side, up and down. Then worked their way up the body. Lift their leg one at a time. Twist they're body at the waist back and forth. Move their hands like their feet, up and down, side to side. Raise their arms, front, back, side. Turn their head side to side. Make a circle with their head. Make funny faces. Take deep breaths. Nothing was hard but they were moving.
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I went to a class once where the elderly did exercises sitting in a chair. They started at their feet, just moving them side to side, up and down. Then worked their way up the body. Lift their leg one at a time. Twist they're body at the waist back and forth. Move their hands like their feet, up and down, side to side. Raise their arms, front, back, side. Turn their head side to side. Make a circle with their head. Make funny faces. Take deep breaths. Nothing was hard but they were moving.
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If you can get a few sessions with a physical therapist to get her started, that would be best. Her doctor can write an order and Medicare will cover it. After hospitalization my husband has had PT come to the house. He is not house-bound right now, and he is going to the PT twice a week. It is very worthwhile.
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My MIL had unrelated surgery but after being in bed & hospital she has came stationary mostly wanting to stay in bed and then once she was home therapist came into home and did strengthening exersises with her mostly legs ...Like leg lifts start out slow like maybe 5 on each leg one its like you push the gas pedal and there probaly a list of them on internet strengthening exersise. Hope this helps...If she has medicare they should cover a therapist from home health to come and at least show you what ones to do but they stayed with my mil till they even had her walking more than her normal 4 steps. GOOD LUCK!!!! Also make sure you get her a stationary walker no wheels for support.
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What exercises would help an elderly woman who has lost most of her strength and cannot walk alone?
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